Mexico

Where to go

A large country with friendly people and a diverse landscape from the volcanoes in the highlands to its wonderful white sand beaches.  Highlights include:

  • Mexico City, the capital, a fascinating city with its distinct mestizo culture, blending native Indian (Nahuatl) and Spanish heritages.
  • Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula, with Mayan ruins and silky smooth, sugar-white sand, lapped by the turquoise and emerald waters of the Caribbean.
  • Oaxaca, a colonial town with a lovely square and ornate churches and architecture.
  • Acapulco, the largest and most spectacular resort on the Mexican Pacific, with stunning scenery, a vibrant nightlife and the world-renowned cliff divers who dive from 136 foot cliffs into the crashing surf!
  • Puerto Vallarta, overlooking one of the world’s largest bays on the Pacific coast, known for its superb beaches, golf and whale watching.

 

What to do

  • Take an all-inclusive beach holiday and choose from the beaches of the laidback Caribbean Riviera Maya or the famous beach resorts on the Pacific coast.
  • Visit some of Mexico’s colonial gems such as Taxco, Oaxaca and San Cristobal de las Casas in the country’s heartland.
  • Explore the Mayan archaeological sites – we recommend Teotihuacan, close to Mexico City, and Chichen Itza (one of the new Seven Wonders of the World) and Palenque in the Yucatan peninsula between Cancun and Merida.
  • Admire the spectacular scenery on the famous Copper Canyon train journey from Los Mochis to Chihuahua.

 


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When to go

Two seasons can generally be found in Mexico: the dry season from November to June and the rainy season from June to November.  The Pacific coast and the Caribbean Yucatan peninsula offer lovely warm weather all year round with temperatures between 20_35o C.   The Yucatan peninsula is particularly humid from June to November and there is the possibility of hurricanes in October.  The climate is drier and milder in Mexico City with temperatures ranging between 9-25o C.

 

Currency and money

Mexican Peso.  ATMs are easily available in most towns and cities.

 

Cuisine

Superb variety of restaurants especially in Mexico City where the most fashionable restaurants and hippest bars can be found in the Polanco district.   A range of international cuisine can be found as well as local specialities including delicious tortillas, tacos and enchiladas!

 

Hotels

Great choice available from privately owned boutique hotels and traditional colonial haciendas to international hotels and all-inclusive resorts.

 

Altitude

Mexico City is 2240 metres above sea level and the altitude can affect you by causing initial breathlessness or a minor headache.  This is usually relieved by resting on arrival and ensuring you drink plenty of water.


Where to go next

Explore the Mayan route from Mexico to Belize, Guatemala and Honduras in Central America.  A particularly nice combination is Guatemala and Mexico’s Riviera Maya where you can visit the colonial and Mayan highlights of Guatemala before being transferred overland to the Riviera Maya for a wonderful Caribbean beach holiday with the opportunity to visit the Mayan sites of Chichen-Itza and Tulum situated right by the turquoise water of the Caribbean.

 

Links

Saspo’s partner office in Mexico is SAT Mexico.  For further information on the country and its highlights please see their website at www.satmexico.com.  You can also see further information including pictures at www.visitmexico.com 

Contact:    TEL: +44 20 8123 1827   Mobile: +44 7989 982 210   Email: Info@saspoUK.com